WHITE HOUSE MOONLIGHTERS

New York Times, Sunday, December 28, 1986

Author: Virginia P. Abelson
Editor: Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.29, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 549 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 131, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 8, XRef: 0
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© 1986, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Blanched : PALED
6. While preceder : ERST
10. Bikini top : BRA
13. Instruments played like rattles : SISTRA
19. Adams or Gobel : ALICE
20. Sanctions : RATIFIES
22. Surround : ENWRAP
23. President as painter : JACKSONPOLLOCK
25. Crust for Colette : CROUTE
26. Expert : ACE
27. "___ Kick Out of You" : IGETA
28. Matures : AGES
29. The Velvet Fog : TORME
30. Oversees : MANAGES
32. Symbol of Ra : ATEN
33. Tropical climber : LIANA
34. Leblanc's Lupin : ARSENE
35. President as another painter : GRANTWOOD
37. Snooze : NAP
40. Gang or mob follower : STER
41. Touches upon : ABUTS
43. Part of r.b.i. : RUNS
44. NCO : CPL
45. Tokyo's one-time name : EDO
46. Paul or Peter : TSAR
47. Editor's note : STET
49. Cartographer's creation, in Cádiz : MAPA
50. President as economist : ARTHURBURNS
53. Lacquer : JAPAN
54. Residue : ASH
57. Daring deed : FEAT
58. Weapons at St.-Cyr : ARMES
59. Balzac : HONORE
60. Sprinkle or splash : SPATTER
62. Actress Ekland : BRITT
63. Hunting dog : POINTER
64. Garaged : PARKED
65. Muskie's home state : MAINE
66. Maidenhair, e.g. : FERN
67. They loop the Loop : ELS
68. Mistake : ERROR
69. President as Senator-Cabinet officer : CARTERGLASS
71. Former money of Brazil : REIS
72. A Long : HUEY
73. One, in Oberhausen : EINE
74. Exclamations of disbelief : AWS
77. Busy agcy. of W.W. II : SSS
78. He wrote "My People" : EBAN
80. Cambridge and Scarsdale : DIETS
82. Plant parasite : MITE
84. D.D.E.'s command : ETO
85. President as baseball commissioner : FORDFRICK
88. "___ Kisses," Truffaut film : STOLEN
90. Sprat's choice : NOFAT
92. Overhang : EAVE
93. Cautious : GUARDED
94. Musical tone : CFLAT
95. Egyptian dancer : ALME
96. Wickerwork willow : OSIER
98. Navy mail sta. : FPO
99. Option : CHOICE
100. President as football player : ROOSEVELTGRIER
103. Tray : SERVER
104. Emulate Mark Hopkins : INSTRUCT
105. Deserves : EARNS
106. These might be holy : ORDERS
107. Yes : AYE
108. Bshs., e.g. : AMTS
109. "___ Foolish Things . . . ": 1935 song : THESE
1. Nightwear for felines? : PAJAMAS
2. Menu words : ALACARTE
3. Privileged : LICENSED
4. Opponent of Luther : ECK
5. Pattern : DESIGN
6. Piscivorous raptors : ERNES
7. Engrossed : RAPT
8. Plato's portico : STOA
9. Sesame : TIL
10. Hypothetical protein molecule : BIOGEN
11. New : RECENT
12. Queries : ASKS
13. Subdivision : SECTION
14. Encroachments : INROADS
15. Like some testimony : SWORN
16. President as author : TRUMANCAPOTE
17. Valuation : RATE
18. Bonzo, e.g. : APE
21. ___ a pancake : FLATAS
24. Double curve : OGEE
31. Prefix for space : AERO
32. Hockey's ___ Ross Trophy : ART
33. Boors : LOUTS
35. Religious mentor : GURU
36. British navy group : WRENS
38. Garb : APPAREL
39. Carpenters' tools : PLANERS
41. "___ Is Born" : ASTAR
42. Bangkok money : BAHT
46. Cornered : TREED
47. Fort in the news in 1861 : SUMTER
48. Waste allowance : TRET
49. "Separate Tables" director : MANN
50. Miller's "___ the Fall" : AFTER
51. Snow in Tampa, e.g. : RARITY
52. Salt water : BRINE
53. Unites : JOINS
54. Slander : ASPERSE
55. Leanest : SPAREST
56. President as actor : HARRISONFORD
59. Word before play or trade : HORSE
61. Ring decisions, for short : TKOS
62. Unvarnished : BARE
63. Heraldic furs : PEANS
65. Unit of weight in India : MAUND
66. Dart : FLIT
69. Graph : CHART
70. Carnival performer : GEEK
74. Cupid : AMOR
75. Heat lightning : WILDFIRE
76. Increases : STEEPENS
78. Eradicator : EFFACER
79. Straw hats : BOATERS
80. Strip : DIVEST
81. Ferber's "___ Palace" : ICE
83. Approve : ENDORSE
86. Hijacking, e.g. : FELONY
87. Branched : RAMOSE
88. Plum-pudding ingredient : SUET
89. Clay pigeon, e.g. : TARGET
91. Novelist Schreiner : OLIVE
93. Gold trims : GILTS
94. Loire tributary : CHER
95. Cavatina's kin : ARIA
96. Female gamete : OVUM
97. Denomination : SECT
99. Army V.I.P. : CSO
101. It's urged by NOW : ERA
102. Cheer : RAH

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